Saturday 26th October 2013
King Valley is a favorite region to those that know it, this event gives you the opportunity to see the best of the valley all in one day.
We start the event at 10:30am at Lake William Hovell, this will give time to travel from Melbourne or enjoy a leisurely start to the day. The run starts near the boat ramp and follows the rugged 4WD track along side the lake and then the King river into the Alpine National Park, returning via the same route. You then paddle three laps of the lake, surrounded by the mountains with only your fellow kayakers on the lake. The ride takes you along the King river down from the lake, you turn left at Cheshunt, left at Whitfield and then climb up towards Powers Lookout. To finish you have a short run on the gravel track for a magical view of the mighty King Valley and the spoils of conquering the Valley.
The Presentations will follow at the Whitfield Mountain View Hotel at 5pm. Stay on for a meal or go find a quiet place to rest your weary body. To find a place to stay locally, see our accommodation page.
The Sunday following the KVC you can explore the many wineries and fine food of the region or continue to explore by walking, running, paddling or riding, if you have the energy...
Training for the King Valley Challenge should involve regular sessions in the discipline you intend to compete in, if you intend to race solo, I guess that means you'll be busy! The King Valley Challenge is designed to be an entry level Multi-Sport challenge, it is achieveable with regular training. If you are in Melbourne we suggest you get involved with Melbourne Adventure and the regular training offered to its members. If you are not Melbourne based get involved with your local club or contact the Race Director for assistance with your training program.
Lake William Hovell, a majestic spot in the Vic Alps
A great spot to start the race
The first creek crossing
Start to finish there's some spectacular scenery, enjoy the valley views after your race